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Rosebud and Apple spent their summer selling lemonade to local cats. 
Some liked it, while others found it way too sour! 
(Ryan Conners' Cat Folk Art) [http://catfolkartbyryan.blogspot.ca/2014/06/sour-puss-lemonade-stand.html]

Introduction to Entrepreneurial Studies

This course is designed to foster the entrepreneurial spirit and to encourage you to pursue any interest you may have in that area.  Early lessons and assignments will introduce the entrepreneurial skills and characteristics required to become successful as a sole proprietor or as part of a larger organization.  The course will then explore the expertise required in recognizing an opportunity and developing it into an idea that can be transformed into a business venture.  All of the elements encountered in the operation of a venture will be examined including marketing, accounting, and human resources.  The course will culminate with the creation of a venture plan drawing together all of the concepts that were discussed throughout the course.

Introduction to Entrepreneurial Studies introduces students to concepts of entrepreneurship which are integrated with the social teachings of the church.  It is a fundamental belief that work, in all its facets, is more than a job.  It is a calling, a vocation, where the human person can use his or her talents and gifts in the context of society, and thereby promote social responsibility and economic participation while affirming the principles of social justice, solidarity, and the common good.

Work is a fundamental dimension of human life.  It is participation in God’s work.  The value of work, therefore, is not based on its end result but on whether it supports human dignity.  It is in this context that the responsibilities of organizing and operating a venture will be examined and students will be encouraged to integrate their faith with this planning of a venture.  Issues such as choosing an ethical business or venture, fair treatment of customers and clients, the dignity of the employee, the value of work, and sharing of profits with society are all examined.  Students will be encouraged to make ethical decisions and act morally and justly.


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